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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1315) Last page : ( 1321)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2017.00199.8

A Comparative Study of Smart City vs. Smart Villages Startup, Opportunities and Challenges

Sushma Mrs.*

Research Scholar, CSJM University, Kanpur

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 2 June, 2018.


“Villages rather than cities need to be made smart for the overall progress and development of the country, ” “Without making the village's smart, nation cannot become developed and progressive”. A Smart Village knows “What its Needs “and When it Needs”. It knows the requirements of its citizens, available resources, applicable services and schemes. Smart Village Initiative focuses on improved resources-use efficiency, empowered local self-governance, access to assured basic amenities and responsible citizens. The present research paper discusses about rural development in developing world for the up-liftman of livelihood of the rural villages. An emerging progressive counter-movement within Indian rural hinterlands that seeks an alternative to both smart cities and traditional village models. This movement articulates a new vision for the “Smart Village” that blends ICT-based knowledge production and community problem-solving to improve the sustainability of its agricultural production, rural institutions, and social mobility. It seeks specifically to institutionalize a different future for rural villages that reverses the new patterns of rural to urban migration, particularly among young adults, that smart city development has amplified in this region. Now the need of the hour is, Strategy, Integrated Planning and all over the above Monitoring and Execution of the activities using appropriate governance models. The present era is increase in Information and Communication Technology. This Technology has proved its potential in various sectors of development in Urban and Rural areas. Researcher has made an attempt to correlate the different factors of the smart village and its implications.



Smart Village, Smart City, Startup, Opportunities, Challenges.


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